Sacramento has agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 20, 2017
Once again: BUDDY HIELD, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, one future first-round pick & one future second for DeMarcus Cousins, sources say
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2017
I went to sleep immediately after the All Star Game last night. All of the dunks, lack of defense and Anthony Davis scoring 52 was more than enough for this guys body. Woke up at 5 a.m. because something felt off and BOOM, Demarcus Cousins is now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. He played a grand total of 2 minutes in the All Star Game so we knew something was up but the package the Kings got is atrocious.
I get wanting to get younger and acquire assets but Boogie is a top 15 player in the entire league. Sacramento always seemed as though they weren’t going to trade Boogie. No matter the rumors and fake trade hypotheticals, they always seemed content with keeping him in Sac Town for a long period of time. The Kings King’d however and traded him away for pennies on the dollar.
What about the Pellies though! They get an absolute STEAL with this. I’m assuming they’re going to pull out all the stops to try and resign him but if it doesn’t work out they can look to deal him this summer or at next years trade deadline. It’s a low risk with a substantially high reward scenario. The Pellies are only 2.5 games out of 8th in the West and adding Cousins puts them in prime position to make a run.
It’s trade deadline season!